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Fuel inertia switch stops the fuel pump running in the case of a collision causing a broken fuel pipe which otherwise could spray a litre of petrol every few seconds and rather spoil someone's day.
Certainly a tripped inertia switch would prevent the engine from starting but I doubt it would stop the engine cranking, though I don't have up to date information on the model and there could be different safety regulations where you are.
The inertia switches are accessible and resettable so why not just reset it and try again. Your vehicle handbook will have the details.
An immobiliser stops the the engine cranking on some vehicles as well as stopping the spark and injection and often the fuel pump.
Bridging the battery positive wire to the solenoid to make the starter crank the engine won't be switching the rest of the stuff back on.
The only reset switch is the a fuel pump cutoff (inertia) switch located in the trunk near the driver's side rear wheel well. You'll see it if you peel the carpet back a bit - it's the red button in the black housing. However, that won't keep it from cranking.
Do you have an aftermarket remote car starter or alarm system? If so, start looking at that first - you may have an immoblizer switch in the hood. It's designed to keep you from starting your car when the hood is up. If it fails, it could keep your car from cranking. You may also have a "hidden" immobilizer switch somewhere in your car, typically under the dash.
Check your fuses/relays, including the ones under the hood. Your owners manual will tell you which are which.
The most frequent cause is the Inertia switch. Usually in a car with Air-ride the switch is located in the trunk next to the Air-ride switch. It has a reset button. Other styles of Inertia switches are behind the front floor kick panels. Do an Internet search for "2001 Lincoln LS Inertia switch location". If you mean the Engine did not crank over- A common problem is a switch on the top of the brake pedal lever. Often the brake lights will not work with this defect. Press the pedal and see. The brake pedal switch often gets hit by a drivers foot and breaks or gets repositioned. Please rate my info.
I will try to give you 2 sets of senarios depending on whether it cranks over or not.
There is a safety switch on the Brake pedal which sends a signal to the Brake lights and a starter circuit. If the Brake lights do not light up with a foot on them, then a starter signal will not go through either.
Look under the Driver's dash for the Brake switch on the Brake pedal lever. It could be broken of pushed out if place.
Cranks but no start. The Inertia switch is common problem. It can be located in the trunk or behind the kick panels of the front floor. It has a reset button to push.
Loss of fuel pressure. After checking the Inertia switch if you still have no fuel pressure the pump may be bad.
Now there are other reasons like a dead battery, bad starter, etc.
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Hello! When you say does not start; Does the starter motor crank?...If the starter motor cranks the engine the anti-theft is clear...If such is the case, lets eliminate the Inertia Fuel Shut-off Switch...The inertia fuel shutoff switch
is located on the LH side lower back panel in the luggage compartment and is manually reset...To reset the inertia fuel shutoff switch; press button on top...Send a comment...Guru...saailer
Locate the fuel shut off inertia switch, you can call the service dept. at your local chevy dealership to help find its location, there is a button on the switch push down and hold down for a few seconds.